Whether we’re battling depression ourselves or know someone who is, we’ve likely witnessed the complexities plaguing those in this state of suffering.
According to an NBC News report, one in six Americans take some kind of psychiatric drug — mostly antidepressants.
With symptoms like sadness, lethargy, anger, sleeplessness or over-sleeping, pessimism, recklessness, loss of interest in life, hopelessness, and indifference, these cycles can seem unbreakable. And while Western medicine is adept at treating the symptoms, this method isn’t healing depression.
Are medications doing anything to address the core wound or trauma that caused our depression in the first place?
The answer here is a resounding no. Antidepressants treat pain on a surface level, temporarily masking issues that will resurface as soon as medication is discontinued.
On a soul level, no one wants to take a medication for the rest of their life, tricking their brain into feeling a sense of false peace and contentment — medicated emotions that come nowhere near to the joy of real, authentic peace and contentment.
A powerful medicine, the Spirit of Iboga helps us to remember. When Iboga merges with our own Spirit, its source truth is mirrored in our souls. It illuminates the truth we hold within us, reminds us of our own empowerment.
When we remember our power, we are able to tap into our fearlessness and courage. Then we can begin climbing out of the dark depths to face the truth.
We must confront our difficult, dark past — head-on. We must finally do what we’ve tried so hard to avoid — face the past and accept it.
Only then are we able to release the darkness, and the control it had over our life.
By letting go of the past, we shift our perspective. This is an essential key to flowing with life instead of resisting it. What if the trauma we experienced all those years ago was actually a gift, not a curse? What if that trauma was the sole factor that ignited a journey to arrive at the most purpose-driven life imaginable?
Iboga is the catalyst that sparks our own personal knowing. The light that guides us to spiritual self-discovery. So that we can come to the truth for ourselves. The power of this is potent and transformative.
When we make the journey to truth, held by Iboga, we finally begin to live in the now.
Living in the present moment is the ultimate present. And the gift of life is already within arm’s reach, simply waiting to be unwrapped.